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Purolator announces Laidlaw and AYR Motor Express as 2014 Carriers of the Year

TORONTO, Ont.– Purolator announced the recipients of its 2014 Carrier of the Year Award. Laidlaw won Short Haul Carrier of the Year, and AYR Motor Express was named Long Haul Carrier of the Year.

“Our team at Purolator congratulates Laidlaw and AYR Motor Express for their outstanding performance in reflecting Purolator’s quality standards and corporate values,” said Joe Lombardo, Director, Transportation, Purolator.

“Our annual Carrier of the Year Award publicly recognizes our top-performing line haul carriers, which play an integral role in helping Purolator successfully deliver our customers’ promises.”

Introduced in 1996, the Purolator Carrier of the Year Award objectively evaluates Purolator’s carriers in a number of key areas such as on-time performance, peak-season performance and customer service. The evaluation also looks at carrier fitness, which includes fuel efficiency, security, contingency plans and safety and standards performance. Purolator’s line haul carriers move approximately 35 per cent of its customers’ daily freight.

“Laidlaw’s reputation is built on service, and receiving Purolator’s award for 2014 Short Haul Carrier of the Year is a testament to our drivers’ and employees’ commitment to consistent and reliable service,” said Don Morrison, Vice President, Sales and Marketing, Laidlaw. “We are proud to be a part of Purolator’s family and recipient of their recognition for commitment to service.”

“AYR Motor Express is honoured to be publicly recognized as Purolator’s 2014 Long Haul Carrier of the Year and proud to be a key player in Purolator’s success as a business,” said Seth Keenan, Director of Operations, AYR Motor Express. “We work extremely hard every day to ensure Purolator is provided with the best service possible. Our secret to receiving this award is not a science – just good teamwork, dedication and consistency from our drivers and operations team.”

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